Monday, August 21, 2017

Via Ram Dass / Words of Wisdom - August 20, 2017

One of the big traps we have in the West is our intelligence, because we want to know that we know. Freedom allows you to be wise, but you cannot know wisdom.
You must be wisdom.

When my guru wanted to put me down, he called me ‘clever.’ When he wanted to reward me, he would call me ‘simple.’ The intellect is a beautiful servant, but a terrible master. Intellect is the power tool of our separateness. The intuitive, compassionate heart is the doorway to our unity. 

-- Ram Dass --

Via Daily Dharma: The Many Varieties of Belief

 We all believe in something: self, nonself, an omnipotent creator, karma, science, reality, emptiness, dragons, elves...  When we see that belief gives color to every stratum of our experience of reality, we can embrace others as kindred believers, regardless of the shades we tend to favor.

—Pamela Gayle White, “Real Belief